DENT COUNTY ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY
Cats brought in by the city: 185
Cats received from public or born: 187
Total Cats: 372
Dogs brought in by the city: 159
Dogs brought in by public or born: 407
Total Dogs: 566
Total Intake: 938
Cat Adoptions: 215
Cat RTO: 6
Total cat placement: 221
Dog Adoptions: 506
Dog RTO: 63
Total Dog placement:569
Total Placement: 790
Total RTO: 69
Missing, lost or stolen: 11 cats and 3 dogs. Cats escaped during move and after from new cattery, which since has been made secure.
Euthanized: 4 dogs and 17 cats. 2 of the 4 dogs were elderly and in poor condition and 2 made vicious attacks on other dogs who were badly injured but not killed. All of the kittens
and cats had incurable disorders,the most prevalent being FIP.
Died: 6 dogs and 30 cats, nearly all of which were neonates with failure to thrive. It was a
terrible year for large intake of cats who were sickly and/or had never had vet care.
Average monthly cat population: 72
Average monthly dog population: 55
Total monthly population: 127
Total intake was 22 less than last year. Intake contains a degree of estimate as we do not always have information on the kittens born in foster care and are never at the shelter.
Placement rate (Based on same number): 91%.
Euthanasia rate (Based on viable intake): 2%
Other deaths: 4%
Intake started out moderately, then grossly increased from July through October, largely due to cats, pregnant cats, motherless kittens and kittens born to the pregnant cats. We saw a huge number of cats in poor condition and there have been quite a few with FIV and FIP. What would help most is for the feral cat colonies within the city limits to be totally banished as that is where 99% of this is coming from. Help is needed in placement of FIV cats and feral cats. We had an excellent year for placement of long-term pets, especially dogs with approximately 20 being placed that had been at the shelter six months or more, some as long as several years with Maddie being the one there the longest.
Spay-neuter funding would be a tremendous help with general population. We had a very good year. November and December were especially heartwarming with large amount of adoptions and very wonderful support, both moral and financial. The new shelter is terrific and we are always finding ways to improve how we do things. The relationship with the city is good. We have the best volunteers on the face of the earth. We are truly blessed.